The Boreal Arrow 

Code BA140714596: Hunter Compass by LAWRENCE & MAYO London, c. 1890

This is a vintage pocket compass made by Lawrence & Mayoof London around 1890. The case is made of brass and still in excellent condition without dings or dents. It has a pocket watch like case with a crown that needs to be pushed in order to open the lid. The case has gained a nice old patina over the years. It has a strong hinge. Marked on dial LAWRENCE & MAYO, LONDON, REG. No. 416645. The dial is a variant of the Singer patent.The British National Archives (South-West London) gave the following information: "The design no. 416645 was published on page 1318 of the Official Journal of patents dated 30th September 1903, covering designs registered in the week ending 17th September 1903. The owners were Francis Barker & Son, of 12 Clerkenwell Rd, London WC" (text from the Compass Museum). It has a quality jeweled bar needle. Has a transit lock when lid is closed. The glass crystal is in excellent condition and has the red cross underneath. It is quite large with 50mm in diameter and very thin with only 10mm thickness. Hard to find and still in nice condition. It would make a great gift.